India reported 40,715 new COVID-19 cases on March 23 and the total tally mounted to 1,16,86,796. Union Health Ministry reported 29,785 recoveries in the last 24 hours. With new numbers, total recoveries reached 1,11,81,253. Currently there are 3,45,377 active cases in the country. With 199 new deaths due to COVID virus, death toll stood at 1,60,166. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 23,54,13,233 samples tested for COVID-19 up to 22nd March 2021.